The Department of Physical Therapy at East Carolina University is seeking candidates for a full-time, 12 month tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a productive and competitive research agenda. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the candidate's area(s) of expertise and interest, commensurate with departmental needs.
The Department of Physical Therapy has strong administrative support, excellent teaching and clinical facilities, and attracts top quality students. Three well-equipped research labs are also maintained by the department and existing PT faculty are in place to collaborate on three-dimensional movement analysis, musculoskeletal modeling, postural control, and blood and muscle analysis research. More information regarding our movement analysis research instrumentation and laboratory facilities may be found at the following site: http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/hmal/. The department's 13 full-time faculty members all contribute to the fully-accredited three year Doctor of Physical Therapy program with 30 students admitted annually. Opportunities for clinical involvement are available through the department's faculty practice. The Department is also developing a concentration in Movement Sciences and Disorders within the existing Rehabilitation Sciences Ph.D. degree program.
East Carolina University is located in Greenville, North Carolina. Greenville is the cultural, educational, medical, and economic center of Eastern North Carolina. The Greenville/Pitt County area has a population of approximately 175,000 and is one hour from the Research Triangle to the west and the Crystal Coast to the east. East Carolina University (29,000 students) is part of a vibrant health care community including Vidant Medical Center which houses the regional trauma and rehabilitation centers serving 29 counties. The ECU College of Allied Health Sciences has strong working relationships with the ECU College of Health and Human Performance, College of Engineering and Technology, Brody School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, and East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute. ECU is home to both Army and Air Force ROTC programs and is in proximity to Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine, and Navy bases. The Department of Physical Therapy is in close proximity to the College of Nursing, Brody School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, and Vidant Medical Center.
East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. In order to promote the University's diversity goal, the College of Allied Health Sciences strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
Special Instructions To Application:
Individuals wishing to be considered for this position should submit a curriculum vitae, list of three references (with contact information) who will be contacted as determined by the search committee, a five year research plan, and a letter of interest. Questions should be directed to the search committee chair John Willson, PT, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252.744.6241. *Please attach your five year research plan as “additional document 1”.
Earned academic doctoral degree; Eligible for physical therapy licensure in North Carolina; Effective written, oral, and interpersonal skills
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 001676
Organizational Unit Overview:
The College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS), a unit of the Division of Health Sciences (DHS) is comprised of nine departments: Addictions & Rehabilitation Studies (DARS), Biostatistics (BIOS), Clinical Laboratory Science (CLSC), Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDI), Health Services and Information Management (HSIM), Occupational Therapy (OCCT), Physical Therapy (PTHE), Physician Assistant Studies (PADP) and Nutrition Science (NUTR). The CAHS offers six 6) undergraduate (BS) degrees, seven (7) Masters (MS) degrees, and four (4) doctoral degrees (DPT, AuD, and two (2) PhD's). In addition to offering these degree programs with various tracks, the BIOS Department provides statistical support for the CAHS faculty, Brody School of Medicine faculty, and faculty in other Colleges, schools and units. Also, the BIOS faculty supports the Statistics Lab on east campus. The HSIM Department administers the Health Care Management certificate program for the College of Business MBA and MPA degrees and administers a certificate in Health Informatics. The CSDI Department operates the Speech and Hearing Clinic for patients; provides hearing screening tests for all prospective Education majors; and evaluates and provides therapy for students with hearing or speech difficulties in conjunction with Disability Support Services in the Division of Student Life. The Nutrition Science offers dietetic programs. Enrollment exceeds 1050 students. More than 1,000 ECU undergraduate students are declared Pre-Allied Health students and are advised by the Pre-Allied Health Advisors at the Advising Center. Faculty members prepare students for allied health careers in undergraduate and graduate degree programs through classroom, distance education, laboratory instruction and off-site clinical rotations. Two additional fee-for-service clinics are offered: physical therapy; substance abuse and employment readiness counseling.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations ...to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.